Admission Overview

Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline: January 1*

Financial Aid Application Deadline: March 1
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Live Audition Dates (by invitation only):
Those applicants who pass the prescreening round will be invited to campus for a live audition. Below is the list of live audition dates and the instruments that will be heard on each date.

Sunday, February 19: piano, viola, bassoon, trumpet, tuba

Friday, February 24: trombone (in New York City)

Sunday, February 26: violin, viola, flute, bassoon

Sunday, March 5: piano, violin, cello, double bass, horn, oboe

Monday, March 6: percussion

Applicants who are unable to attend the live auditions are welcome to submit a video recording. Video recordings are due February 1. Applicants submitting a video recording will receive an email with further instructions on how to submit their recordings. All applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person if possible.

*Late applications will be considered if space permits.

Contact Us

For inquiries, please contact the Conservatory admission director at:
Phone: 845-752-2409

Mailing address (for academic transcripts):
Bard College Conservatory of Music
Admissions: APS
30 Campus Road, PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000